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It is widely believed that Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage in the 19th century first attempted to recover data. Today it is an important industry. One of the first major changes to occur in modern time began with Advanced Computer Engineers, a company from Rostov on Don in Russia who developed the first hardware/software solution, the PC3000. Their work was based on hard disk drive reverse engineering and it quickly became the industry standard widely spread across the world.
Another major development occurred in 1995 when Kroll OnTrack performed the very first commercial remote data recovery. Remote data recovery has been utilized excessively during the last two decades by almost every data recovery service provider. Starting in 2000 and continuing today we have seen large numbers of new data recovery companies popping up everywhere as PC3000 technology has made it into the hands of any player in the field.
In 2005 a web forum HDD GURU was launched as the top spot for engineers around the world to exchange ideas and share their knowledge and skills. From this point in time the development of the data recovery industry was incredibly rapid, showing market increase of around 10 per cent annually.
Hard drive data recovery is expensive. Before you consider a data recovery service, it’s worth remembering that the best way to avoid catastrophic data loss is to ensure that you continually back up your data to a second location. You can use data backup software to back up your data to a second hard drive or external hard drive. If one hard drive fails, your data is safely on the other. Many uses three copies. You can also use an online backup service, which allows you to upload and synchronize the backed-up data to geo-redundant online servers. In case you experience data loss use online data recovery cost estimates.